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This slender cup (or miniature beaker) is fashioned of a buff-colored clay. It has a rounded base with slightly expanding sides that end at a wide mouth with thin, straight rim. Walls are thin. It was once in fragments but has been mended. Some very small fragments are missing.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave 72. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

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el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.3 x 5.4 cm (2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.2782

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels